Q&A with Geoff: Can I ever feel happiness and love again after divorce?

q&a with geoff Nov 25, 2020

Question

It has taken me over three years of deep grief to accept my former spouse’s decision to end our 17-year marriage.

Sadly, after reading one of your columns, I am sure my actions pushed him further away and solidified his decision. My emotions have been on the surface (due to supporting him through school, his graduating, his new job...

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Illuminate: Dr. Mark Chamberlain - Healing a marriage damaged by virtual infidelity - Episode 72

illuminate podcast Nov 23, 2020

I was thrilled to have my friend and co-author, Dr. Mark Chamberlain, join me on this episode of the podcast. Mark and I co-authored the book, "Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity" back in 2011. In this episode we talk about the origin of this book, how it helps couples, and what things we would change if it...

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Q&A with Geoff: How do I quit checking out women other than my wife?

q&a with geoff Nov 20, 2020

Question

I am working very hard to recover from a sexual and porn addiction I’ve had since I was about 13 years old. My therapist and I are still trying to figure out what caused it. Unfortunately, I have a pretty bad memory and can’t remember what happened at a young age.

My current issue is this: I don’t want to sexualize anyone or...

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Q&A with Geoff: I’m not allowed to visit my severely disabled daughter due to COVID

q&a with geoff Nov 19, 2020

Question

I have a 47-year-old daughter, severely disabled, both physically and mentally, with cerebral palsy. She is beautiful, has a bright smile, and loves Cookie Monster and Oscar. I cared for her at home until she was 24, then she went to live in a wonderful facility three hours away. I have visited her most every week since then. I know and love...

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Q&A with Geoff: My husband of just 7 months is still in love with his ex-girlfriend

q&a with geoff Nov 17, 2020

Question

My husband and I just got married seven months ago. He recently told me that he believes he is still in love with his ex-girlfriend that he dated for two years.

He says that he thinks we need to get a divorce and that it would be better for me in the long run because he doesn’t think that he is the guy for me. 

I love my husband...

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Illuminate: Dr. Wally Goddard - Compassion in marriage after betrayal - Episode 71

illuminate podcast Nov 09, 2020

Betrayed partners are terrified to offer forgiveness and compassion to their unfaithful spouse. They've often already offered the benefit of the doubt, offered forgiveness and understanding, and compassion over years when they were being lied to and manipulated. So, the idea of extending this back to their partner doesn't feel safe. I join my dear...

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Q&A with Geoff: How do I celebrate our anniversary when we’re separated?

q&a with geoff Nov 02, 2020

Question

My 10-year wedding anniversary is coming up very soon, but my husband told me to leave our home, saying he doesn’t want the marriage anymore.

We have three sons who are presently with me. I’ve been away from him for the past six months, and he hasn’t called to ask how the kids are.

I am hurt because I have been emotionally...

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Illuminate: Dr. Wally Goddard - Your Blueprint for Happiness - Episode 70

illuminate podcast Oct 23, 2020

I join my dear friend and mentor, Dr. Wally Goddard, to talk about his blueprint for happiness. He describes five ways we can increase our own personal happiness regardless of what might be going on around us. You can download a copy of "Your Blueprint for Happiness" here: https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/FCS813.pdf 

 

 

Wally...

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Q&A with Geoff: My daughter is fighting me about wearing a mask in her home

q&a with geoff Oct 19, 2020

Question

My 40-year-old daughter and I had a relatively good relationship until the last few months when COVID-19 changed our lives. She believes that COVID is not dangerous and we should go about our lives as before. She started homeschooling her four children so that they won’t have to wear masks because she thinks that wearing masks are...

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Q&A with Geoff: Did we emotionally mess up our daughter?

q&a with geoff Oct 13, 2020

Question

My oldest daughter, now in her mid-20s, has always been the in-charge, critical child, bossing around her younger siblings and eves me. She’s narcissistic and has a hard time understanding that anyone else has feelings aside from her, and she never thinks any of us are good enough for her.

She’s now married and lately has been...

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